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Winning in the Software Products Business - Cover Image
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Winning in the Software Products Business

A really simple model on how you can really win in the software business

Is Accounting Software Enough? - Cover Image
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Is Accounting Software Enough?

Based on my talk at Mumbai University, addressed to commerce graduates.

Building Ecosystems, Not Just Products - Cover Image
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Building Ecosystems, Not Just Products

Successful consumer and small business products succeed as a part of eco-systems and not just stand-alone products.

Understanding Software Sales from the Tally Experience
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Understanding Software Sales from the Tally Experience

Understanding Sales from the granddaddy of Indian Software, Tally

Lean Sales - iSpirt Round Table
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Lean Sales - iSpirt Round Table

Meeting a fanatic founder and summary of the iSprit Lean Sales Roundtable at Mumbai

Indian Startup Ecosystem: Givers and Takers
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Indian Startup Ecosystem: Givers and Takers

A good startup ecosystem needs a healthy mass of givers. Does the Indian system have that?

Pitching ERPNext to Silicon Valley
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Pitching ERPNext to Silicon Valley

Pitching ERPNext at Sramana Mitra's 1Mby1M Public Round Table

Life's Work - Cover Image
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Life's Work

I am not sure whether its the unusual December heat or just the stress of releasing (and fixing) daily, but I have been quite down and ou

Open Source in India
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Open Source in India

India is not particularly known for its Open Source community. In a recent lecture that I attended, one of the luminiaries noted that if you

Open Source Work Culture
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Open Source Work Culture

This week, I read a few chapters from Daniel Greenberg's

Running in Circles
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Running in Circles

There is one thing all startups to. Follow other startups. Blame Google and Facebook for this, because the way these companies grew, they

2012 A tough Year for Startups?
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2012 A tough Year for Startups?

I have this nasty feeling that 2012 is going to very tough for startups, specially in India. Here are my reasons:

  1. Low Hangi

Architects and Craftsmen
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Architects and Craftsmen

In traditional sense, an architect is one who can visualize the final building (or product) in its form and structure. It is a job that n

Design For Change
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Design For Change

Complex software projects like ERPNext have a long development cycle. You are passionate about technology and someone has to nudge you to

Why there are so Few ERP Startups
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Why there are so Few ERP Startups

My thoughts on why there are so few ERP startups among thousands of new web 2.0 startups:

  1. Young founders don't understan

A Critical Look at the SAAS / Cloud Model. Will it End before it Starts?
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A Critical Look at the SAAS / Cloud Model. Will it End before it Starts?

(Warning: This is going to be a loaded post. But I think there are some interesting arguments)

I was reading this wonderful artic